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I have downloaded a raster surface (SRTM) with pixel size equals to 30*30, and I want to use that surface as a geostatistical layer for further analysis. Is there any available tool that converts directly raster surface into geostatistical layer? I am using ArcGIS 10.4.1.

Therefore, if it does not exist any available tool, this methodology sounds accurate? 1) Considering the extent of the raster surface, I will construct grid points every 30 meters. 2) Using extract values to points tool, I will attach Z coordinates as attributes of grid points layer. 3) Interpolation of grid points using IDW tool(geostatistical analyst toolbox), gaining a new updated SRTM.

How accurate is this procedure comparing the raw SRTM with the modified SRTM that was developed through grid points?

closed as too broad by Aaron Mar 1 '17 at 3:28

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    Have you looked at this tool, desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.4/tools/… – artwork21 Mar 1 '17 at 2:14
  • Welcome to GIS SE Marios. Please refine and edit this question to include a single answerable question. – Aaron Mar 1 '17 at 3:29
  • Create geostatistical layer tool consists a pre-existing geostatistical layer. In my case, I have under my possesion a raster surface and I want to convert it to a geostatistical layer. This is the first time that I am using the geostatistical analyst toolbox, so I am trying to fully understand what actually a geostatistical layer represent. – Marios Simou Mar 1 '17 at 9:31